Spiritual Thought For 1 Nephi Chapter 1
The Book of Mormon begins with Nephi, introducing the record of his people:
“I, Nephi, having neem norm of goodly parents, therefore I was taught somewhat in all the learning of my father; and having seen many afflictions in the course of my days, nevertheless, having been highly favored of the Lord in all my days; yea, having had a great knowledge of the goodness and the mysteries of God, therefore I make a record of my proceedings in my days.”1 Nephi 1:1, The Book of Mormon
Cycle of Righteousness
He tells us of the struggles his Father faced when given the prophetic calling to turn his people away from wickedness in order to save them from the destruction they are about to bring upon themselves.
It is a heartbreaking cycle which repeats itself several times in The Book of Mormon.
A cycle, which continues today.
The Book of Mormon was written for our times to help us navigate through the temptations and trials we all face.
Although our trials may take different forms, they all have one thing in common.
They are meant to try the hearts of men and women to see if they will stay true to our Savior.
Sometimes we succeed and sometimes we fail.
Although we may stumble and fall, the Lord offers His power to help us get back up again.
Despite the impending destruction Nephi’s people faced throughout their existence, he leaves us with a message of hope, that if we follow Jesus Christ he can make us mighty, “even unto the power of deliverance”.
“Behold, I, Nephi, will show unto you that the tender mercies of the Lord are over all those whom he hath chosen, because of their faith, to make them mighty even unto the power of deliverance.”1 Nephi 1:20, The Book of Mormon
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